Report: The art of the possible in public procurement >

Bates Wells Braithwaite, HCT Group and E3M’s Bold Commissioners network have released a new report, The art of the possible in public procurement, examining the implications of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the options the regulations provide for public service commissioners. The report also presents a set of scenarios that seek to demonstrate the scope of what the regulations allow commissioners to do.

Posted on 27 Sep 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >

Immigration Act 2016 >

While the UK moves forward from the referendum result on 23 June, the new Immigration Act 2016 has quietly passed into UK law. Lisa Roberts describes how the Act makes significant changes to the rules on illegal working. 

Posted on 22 Sep 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises | 21 September 2016 >

In this week's Briefing, the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill 2016-17 has had its first reading in Parliament; the Business, Innovation and Skills House of Commons Select Committee has launched an inquiry on corporate governance; the House of Lords Constitution Committee published a report last week on the process for invoking Article 50; the Home Office has launched a programme of support for frontline organisations working to challenge extremism in their communities; and the King’s Fund has published a report “Social care for older people: home truths”.

Posted on 21 Sep 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Data Protection update >

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will make sweeping changes to data protection law. Hannah Lyons explains that organisations need to start preparing for the new regime. 

Posted on 19 Sep 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >

Employment knowhow: contract of employment >

All employees must have a written contract of employment, which must contain certain minimum information. However, parties can (and should) carefully consider what other terms they want to include in their employment contracts. Whilst such terms are optional, they provide clarity and structure to the employment relationship. Paul Seath outlines the minimum provisions that an employer must include. 

Posted on 14 Sep 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >